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How to Shop Online Safely – Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

The COVID-19 epidemic is fueling the growth of global e-commerce due to the convenience of all shopping, which provides online shopping, but has also led to online fraud. Recent research by TransUnion saw a 435 percent increase in alleged holiday weekend weekend e-commerce fraud in Canada compared to 2019, reflecting the results of a recent TransUnion survey where 50 percent of one hundred consumers Expressed concern about being a victim of holiday fraud.

According to a BDC study, about 85 percent of Canadians, 10 of online shoppers and 8 of Canadians, who intend to continue shopping online after the crisis. However, keep in mind that online shopping can be very dangerous if proper precautions are not taken.

The CCCS has shown some red flags that shoppers should know when shopping for gifts online this holiday season.

When deciding whether a website is trustworthy, be on the lookout for the following warning signs:

  • A poorly designed and unprofessional looking website
  • Broken or disabled link or back button
  • Lack of contact information
  • Unclear or Undisclosed Privacy / Return Policies
  • Incredible deals
  • Unusual shipping charges or customs fees
  • Your credit card details appear on the screen even when you are not shopping

If you want to scammed online, here's what to do:
  • Report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center at 1-888-495-8501 or online at AntifradentCRA
  • Contact your debit / credit card company
  • Report the incident to your organization's security function management or technical support team
  • Reset your account credentials for any related accounts

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